Fresh-faced pop tyke-turned-hellraising-bad-boy Justin Bieber has graced these pages before.
Now, the ‘Baby, Baby, Baby’ hitmaker is in hot water again, for ragging his Lamborghini up and down a residential street while under the influence. You’ve probably all seen the mugshots by now.
Anyway, the court has handed the multi-millionaire at $2,500 fine, which will clearly deter him from doing this sort of thing in the future.
The Bieb’s latest antics see him join a rich tradition of celebrities doing stupid things in cars.
Let’s take a look at some of the silliest…
The one with Brian Harvey and the baked potatoes
Former East 17 singer and reality TV mainstay Brian Harvey caused a stir in 2005 when he accidentally ran himself over, suffering a fractured pelvis, punctured lungs and broken ribs in the process.
It was a surprising turn of events – but then things got even weirder when the ‘Steam’ star blamed the mishap on three large baked potatoes laden with tuna and cheese.
The one with George Michael and Snappy Snaps
The ‘I Want Your Sex’ singer has form for motoring misdemeanours, falling asleep at the wheel of a car in London in 2006.
In 2010, George ploughed his Range Rover into a branch of photography retailer Snappy Snaps in Hampstead at 3.30am.
The ex-Wham! troubadour then offered a sincere on-air apology to the shop’s owner on Johnny Vaughan’s show on Capital FM, which was graciously accepted. Well done, George!
The one where Paris Hilton did time
Socialite, star of amateur video and top DJ Paris Hilton was caught over the legal limit while driving in 2006. She was handed a ban and ordered to enrol in an alcohol rehabilitation programme.
But several months later, Paris was caught flagrantly flaunting her driving ban. She claimed to have 'not realised' she wasn't allowed to drive, despite the papers she'd signed in court being in her car's glove box.
The judge threw the book at her, and the ‘Stars are Blind’ chanteuse spent 45 days in jail.
The one(s) with Lindsay Lohan
The 'Mean Girls' actress's list of car-related clangers is longer than Peter Crouch’s forearm.
Lohan’s first (public) brush with driving under the influence came in 2007. She spent 11 days in rehab after crashing her Mercedes, and then promptly got caught driving drunk again.
Linds’s latest brush with the law came when she hit a pick-up truck with her car when hurrying to get to a premiere in 2012. She was sued by the truck driver for ‘mental and physical pain’ and settled out of court.
The one with all the footballers
Short change – money news in brief
Big six member SSE has announced a 9% increase in profits, which everyone will agree deserves a big round of applause.
The Money Shot loves a good spurt, so it was delighted to learn that the IMF is set to upgrade Britain’s GDP growth forecast to 2.4% for 2014.
Mark Carney, top dog at the Bank of England, reckons that an interest rate rise isn’t on the cards... For now.
Police were called in to quell a potential riot when a pound shop in Wrexham held a half-price sale.
On Covered mag this week
Kristian Dando went ‘full Partridge’ when he took a trip to Beaconsfield services to check out Britain’s most controversial pub.
With the 30th anniversary of the iMac, Emily Bater took a look at seven pieces of technology to forget.
The big six energy companies got trounced by smaller rivals in the Which? energy satisfaction survey.
The Royal Mail isn’t the only way to send a parcel – here are a few more, with details of how they rate.
Phil Huff put Porsche’s Panamera Diesel to the test.
It’s been revealed that a plane carrying holidaymakers between Manchester and Ibiza had a narrow run-in with a UFO in 2003, after official government documents were released this week.
The pilot of flight TCX24HX claimed that a large rugby ball-shaped object passed just feet underneath the plane as it headed back from the White Isle.
From the Money Shot’s experience, one of the best places to make merry in Ibiza is Space – which is probably why the UFO was heading in that direction.
Join us NEXT WEEK for another THRILLING instalment of THE MONEY SHOT.